By Maureen Lennon
Long-listed for the 2006 Re-Lit Award for top Novel
For 15-year-old Cathy Mugan, "a position aside" is the place she longs to be: except her mom, an unhinged, uncontrollable terror who explodes on the slightest provocation. So Cathy has an opportunity to paintings at a rectory for the summer time, she seizes it.
yet "a position aside" can also be the place Cathy is: surrounded by means of violence, a cowering father, and a contemptuous brother, she is nearly thoroughly by myself. Her closest pal exists simply in her mind's eye, a daunting signal that maybe Cathy has extra in universal along with her mad mom than she - or the reader - desires to think
Stirring and dramatic, this can be an unforgettable debut from Canada’s subsequent significant writer. enticing characters, enchanting scenes, and lyrical good looks will make A position Apart stick with readers for years.